Listen & Download: Navigateur's Breathe Resurfaced EP

The Jacksonville-bred electro artist teams up with American, Dutch, and English producers for a remix EP



The Bay area hasn't been able to get a proper taste of Navigateur since a 2012 appearance at the now-defunct Antiwarpt Festival, although he did open for Chrissy Murderbot a few months later. But that doesn't mean that tunes from the Atlanta-by-way-of-Jacksonville based beatsmith haven't been on our radar.

In 2013 Carlos Andujar — the mastermind behind Navigatuer — released the Surface LP, showcasing a mellower side of the glossy, futuristic electro sound of recent efforts like the 2020 and Slow Drift EPs. The full length is still marked by a lot of the vintage drum loops, analog synths, and shoegaze-y melodies of his previous work, but Andujar, 29, seems bent on really utilizing those elements to tell a sonic story throughout Surface's 48, dreamy minutes.

"Breathe," the effort's third track, recently got major remix treatment from a pair of American producers (NYC's Jacob-2-2 and Jacksonville's Datadiamond) plus a pair of European ones (Dutch producer Klockhaus and Luxar from the U.K.), and the fruits of their labor saw release yesterday in the form of a mini EP, Resurfaced.

"I've actually been a fan of all of the producers' music before I reached out to them," Andujar told CL in a message. "And even though the remixes definitely vary style-wise for this EP, the majority of our catalogs have a pretty similar thread running through them." There are no plans to remix any other of Surface's tracks, but Andujar isn't opposed to the idea.

"I'm certainly not opposed to entertaining other remixes." he said, "so we'll see."

Have a listen to Klockhaus' remix of the track below, then hear the original here. A name-your-price download of the entire remix EP is available on the Formal Logic Records Bandcamp page.

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